› View Landing Video Space shuttle Endeavour kicks up dust as it touches down at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end the STS-126 mission, completing its 16-day journey of over 6.6 million miles in space. Image credit: NASA/Tony Landis Nov. 30, 2008 Topics: Endeavour, landing, STS-126, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-126,... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/multimedia/images/08-11-30-1.html
Circa 1934 photo of Hangar One with the dirigible U.S.S. Macon. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center Topics: Hangar One, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC) Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2008/hangar_one_15.html
It all started on May 25, 1961, when President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of sending astronauts to the moon before the end of the decade. Coming just three weeks after Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space, Kennedy's bold challenge set the nation on a journey unlike any before in human history. Eight years of hard work by thousands of Americans came to fruition on July 20, 1969, when Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and took... Topics: Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, What -- Moon, What -- Mercury, What --... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/470923main_69-HC-898_full.jpg
Yuri's night will be at NASA Ames Research Center on April 10, 2010. This guest came in costume to a previous Yuri's night event. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Paul Langston Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2010/iotw/silver_guy.html
Photographer: N/A Pioneer F/G Plaque: Pioneer 10 the first spacecraft to leave our solar system carries a message to other worlds. The plaque was designed by Drs. Carl Sagan and Frank Drake, the artwork was prepared by Linda Salzman Sagan. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: What -- Pioneer 10
Photographer: JPL This is a computer-generated perspective rendering of one of the caldera-like depressions on Triton, as it would appear if viewed from the northeast. The image was obtained by geometrically reprojecting part of a Voyager high-resolution frame taken Aug. 24, 1989, when the spacecraft was about 181,800 km (112,900 miles) from Triton. Information about surface topography needed to generate the oblique view was obtained from the same image by the technique called photoclinometry... Topics: What -- Voyager, What -- Sun, What -- Crater
An F/A-18 mission support aircraft shadows NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP during a functional check flight in restricted airspace near Edwards Air Force Base and the Dryden Flight Research Center on Dec. 9, 2009. The flight included an evaluation of the aircraft's systems, including engines, flight controls and communication. Credit: NASA / Jim Ross Topics: Edwards Air Force Base, Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
External Tank 130 arrives in the transfer aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ET 130, which will be used on the Hubble servicing mission, STS-125, will be moved into a high bay for checkout. Image credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller Dec. 4, 2008 Topics: Hubble, external tank, space shuttle, What -- STS-125, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where --... Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/multimedia/images/08-12-4.html
This is a single crystal, about 6 cm tall, purity grade 99.99% that NASA Ames Research Center's Friedemann Freund grew in the early 1980s. There are tiny bubbles in the center of this large crystal that Freund infused into the crystal. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center Topics: Crystal, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC) Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2009/iotw/crystal.html
Lockheed JF-104A (AF56-745A Tail No. 60745) Starfighter airplane piloted by Fred Drinkwater conducted flight testing that demonstrated steep approaches that were ultimately used by the space shuttle. Steep descent testing, including power-off landing approaches and demonstration of minimum lift-to-drag ratio (L/D) landings came out of the interest in the use of low L/D lifting bodies for recovery to landing from space. Note: Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years of... Topic: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
Date: Aug 27, 1964 Photographer: Dave West R4D-6 (Bu. No. 99827 NACA 18, NASA 701). TAKE-OFF MONITOR TEST, EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE. Gunsight Tracking and Guidance and Control Displays. Note: Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames; 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig 76 Topic: Where -- Edwards Air Force Base
Viking 1 images composite of Mars by USGS University of Arizona. The Viking 1 Mission was flown in June of 1976. Photo Credit: NASA Topics: What -- Viking, What -- Mars, Where -- Arizona Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/479783main_viking_ratio_full.jpg
Artist: unknown (JPL) Saturn Voyager Mission Artwork depicts the spacecraft's path on it's journey to Saturn as it passed above the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and around Jupiter. Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Voyager, What -- Mars, What -- Jupiter, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
CALF/JAST X-32 test program: the LSPM (Large Scale Powered Model), Lockheed's concept for a tri-service aircraft (Air Force, Navy, Marines) CALF (Common Affordable Lightweight Fighter) as part of the Department of Defense's Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) is being tested in the 80x120ft w.t. test-930 with rear horizontal stabilizer
Photographer : JPL This image shows a comparison between a Magellan image (right) and the highest resolution Earth-based radar image of Venus, obtained by the US National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The small white bot in the Arecibo image on the left corresponds to the Magellan image. This portion of a Magellan radar image strip shows a small region on the east flank of a major volcanic upland called Beta Regio. The image is centered a t 23 degrees... Topics: What -- Magellan, What -- Earth, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Where -- The Valley,...
Clarence ''Sy'' Syverston died the evening of Sept. 13, 2010 at the age of 84. He was director of NASA Ames Research Center from 1977 to 1984. Read Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden's statement on the passing of Clarence ''Sy'' Syverston. Photo Credit: NASA Topic: Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC) Source: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/482556main_syverston_full.jpg
Date: July 19, 1996 photo copy Historical Recruiting poster of Cleve E Voss holding model of B-47, Douglas D-558-2, 6x6ft w.t. & slide rule (on Display at Macy's San Francisco 1947 - 1950 ish) NOTE: Poster recovered from Voss's wife and copied from the (bedroom) door to which it had been adhered. Topic: Where -- Douglas
Nineteen teams pushed their robot competitors to the limit, and three teams claimed a total of ,000 in NASA prizes at this year's Regolith Excavation Challenge on Oct. 17-18. This is the first time in the competition's three-year history that any team qualified for a cash prize, the largest NASA has awarded to date. After two days of intense competition hosted at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., organizers conferred first place prize of ,000 to Paul's Robotics of Worcester,... Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Moon, What -- REX, Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC), Where -- Little Rock Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2009/iotw/regolith2.html
Date: June 11, 1963 Photographer: Dave West Ames aerodynamicists tested a wide variety of VTOL aircraft and helicopters during the 1960's. Here the Hiller rotorcycle YROE-1, made by Hiller Helicopter in nearby PaloAlto, California, hovers in front of the Ames Hangar. (4020, 4021, 4024) Published in NASA SP Flight Research at Ames: 57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology and Ames 60yr History Atmosphere of Freedom.
Photographer : JPL P-34687 Range : 530,000 km. ( 330,000 miles ) Smallest Resolvable Feature : 10 km or 6 miles This Voyager 2 image of Neptune's satellite Triton shows the first photo of Triton to reveal surface topography. The south pole, continuously illuminated by sunlight at this season, ia at bottom left. the boundary between bright southern hemisphere and the darker and the darker, northern hemisphere is clearly visible. Both the darker regions to the north and the very bright... Topics: What -- Voyager 2, What -- Venus, What -- Mars, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Where --...
In January 2011, researchers from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif. tested a future aircraft concept model. The model, called AMELIA (Advanced Model for Extreme Lift and Improved Aeroacoustics), has a 10-foot wing span and is 1/13th scale. It was tested in the National Full-Scale Aerodynamic Complex. AMELIA was designed as a 100-passenger regional cruise efficient, short takeoff and landing airliner. Photo Credit: NASA Ames Research Center / Dominic Hart Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2012/iotw/cal_poly_amelia_model.html
Crew of U.S.S. Macon inside Hangar One with Macon dirigible on June 6, 1934. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy Topic: Hangar One Source: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/multimedia/images/2008/hangar_one_73.html
Photographer: Dominic Hart/Eric James Congressman Norm Mineta and Congresswomen Anna Escho Visit Bay Area & Monte Vista High School, Cupertino, California to promote communications superhighway along with VP Al Gore Topics: Who -- Al Gore, Where -- California